Archive | October, 2011

Ultrabook Shipping numbers Lower Than Expected.

Posted on 31 October 2011

With late launches, a difficult economy and a lack of consumer awareness it would be no surprise if someone reported low shipping numbers. That report comes via Digitimes today. Acer and Asus are reported to have shipped around 100k units each which, according to Digitimes data, is about 50% of expected shipment figures. It’s somewhat difficult to get a handle on the number as availability is still tight across many […]

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The Argument For Ultrabooks

Posted on 31 October 2011

In this article I put a case forward for the Ultrabook. It follows a similar article in which I put forward an argument against the Ultrabook. You can’t say we’re not assessing all angles on Utrabooknews! The Ultrabook project, a three-stage plan by Intel to change they way that laptops are designed and manufactured, is now producing its first products and already we’re seeing combinations of weight, price and power that […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab 7.7 to be Available for US Purchase from Expansys

Posted on 30 October 2011

paroxetine hcl tabs The curious case of the Samsung Galaxy Note, and it’s larger sibling, the Galaxy Tab 7.7, is one that we’ve been following closely. These two awesome devices were announced to great enthusiasm a few months back at IFA, but their official launch dates were left unspecified. Although I was put off by the Samsung Galaxy Note inititally, I must say that the idea of a pocketable device […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note Reviewed — Is the Ink Worth the Size?

Posted on 29 October 2011

The Samsung Galaxy Note may still be up in the air for a US release, but the lucky devils over at Engadget got their hands on the stylus equipped phone for review. Toward the end of the review the reviewer, Zach Honig, notes that “the Galaxy Note is one of those devices that you’ll either completely love or totally hate.” I’m not sure how true this is though. Even though I might despise the […]

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XPPhone V2 Coming With Intel Inside. Enjoy the Press Release

Posted on 27 October 2011

It looks like the XPPhone guys are at it again with their ultra-converged solutions. This time a 4.8″ mini slate ‘phone’ running on a 1.6Ghz Atom platform. Not much information is given in the press release regarding specifications but given that all the Images are renders, this is likely to be something for 2012, and a rather niche market given that the weight and active standby time on this ‘phone’ […]

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The Argument Against Ultrabooks

Posted on 27 October 2011

In this article I’ll be taking a different stance and presenting an argument against Ultrabooks. Why would a pro-Ultrabook web site and a pro-Ultrabook author do this? Simply because I want you readers, and myself, to get a better perspective on the discussion going on around Ultrabooks. All opinions are valid and to make a decision, you need both sides of the story. The more discussion we have, the more […]

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iOS 5 Pro? 12 More Tips/Tricks You Probably Don’t Know

Posted on 27 October 2011

iOS 5 just launched earlier this month, and based on the popularity of my article the other week, which focused on actual honest-to-goodness iOS 5 tips and tricks beyond the painfully obvious “you can send iMessages!” variety, I’ve created a new list with an additional 12 obscure tips/tricks. Again, a few of these are not iOS 5 exclusive, but most are. If you’re a brand new iPhone 4S user and didn’t […]

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Samsung Series 7 Slate is now the Samsung XE700. Pricing Drops, Pre Order Available. (US, EU)

Posted on 26 October 2011

I love the Samsung Series 7 Slate PC, or should I say the Samsung EX700. It’s a work of amazing engineering and combines power, features, style and weight to make the first tablet PC I’ve really thought about buying. Core i5 performance in 860gm is something that reminds me of the top quality engineering that went into the Samsung Q1 Ultra Premium. It’s a true hot-desking device with mobility at […]

Ocosmos OCS9 Windows 7 Slate, Get $50-off from Dynamism [video]

Posted on 26 October 2011

The elusive company is back with the Ocosmos OCS9 — Ocosmos has tantalized us with awesome ultra mobile PC concepts for years, but the devices have always turned to vaporware seemingly just prior to release. Well, it seems Ocosmos is at it again, but this time, we’re certain that they’ll actually be bringing a product to market, thanks to the folks at Dynamism. Surprisingly, Ocosmos actually showed up at last month’s IDF, […]

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Ocosmos OCS9 With Windows 8 and Dock Could Make an Excellent Hybrid Device

Posted on 26 October 2011

The Ocosmos OCS9 is launching in the US on November 30th thanks to Dynamism, and while it comes pre-isntalled with Windows 7, I’m eager to see how it will handle Windows 8. There is an optional dock available which looks pretty slick (it has some USB ports and HDMI-out), and could provide some interesting hybrid usage. Windows 8 can easily go from your familiar Windows desktop to the touchscreen friendly […]

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11″ Samsung Series 9 Coming with Core i5 to Challenge Asus UX21

Posted on 24 October 2011

Did you take a look at the Samsung 900X1B and think hmm, 1.3Ghz with no Turbo = Not good enough? Take another look because there’s a 1.6Ghz Core i5 (2467M) version on its way. You’ll get turbo goodness to 2.3Ghz with the Samsung NP-900X1B-A03 The Series 9, available in 11″ and 13″ matt screen sizes, is not strictly an Ultrabook due to lack of Intel Anti Theft core but apart from […]

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Microsoft on Windows Metro Portrait Mode

Posted on 23 October 2011

In a detailed Windows 8 post last week I outlined some issues around Windows 8 and mobility. One of the biggest issues is the resolution requirements. 1366×768 is going to he expensive to implement on 10″ and smaller screens. I also found a lot of issues with portrait mode. The apps included in the developer edition weren’t optimised for portrait mode at all. Fortunately most ofbthe problems lie in the […]

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